China’s decision to implement strong
international sanctions against North Korea has forced the regime to devise new
methods to smuggle in metals such a..
Despite the leadership's unflagging efforts to block
the perceived “anti-socialist elements” of South Korean media content and root out its growing domestic viewership, int..
The price of vegetables including cabbage and radish has surged around the
border regions in North Korea and to a lesser degree, further inland. The
sudden spike is believ..
Although the North Korean regime relies on the application
of fearpolitik to maintain stability, the relaxation of market restrictions can
also be viewed as an attempt to e..
North Korea appears to be pulling out all
the stops to secure funds for the May Party Congress, requesting a Chinese
company hiring its workers to prepay salaries and enc..
As North Korea heads into peak agricultural
season, the authorities have ordered trading companies to procure and donate
fertilizer. According to inside sources, the Stat..
With the preparation for the upcoming 7th
Party Congress in the beginning of May in full swing, free movement in and out
of Pyongyang has been banned. In addition, State..
With Pyongyang’s 7th Party Congress looming
on the horizon, the authorities are ramping up efforts to re-examine the family
ties and ideological leanings of each individual..
Signs of anxiety have been observed in
certain areas near iron and steel mills as well as coal mines following strong
international sanctions implemented against North Kore..
To cover the financial costs of the recent
celebrations for Kim Il Sung’s birthday (4.15) and the upcoming Party Congress
in May, North Korean authorities have demanded tra..